1.15.2009

First Trip to Triage

Unfortunately in my monitoring session this morning I had 8 contractions. I had to re-monitor for another hour where I still had 6 contractions with over 20 minutes of irritability. Needless to say, the nurse wanted to send me in to the triage to be on the safe side. Once there, they started monitoring me for contractions. I was there from about 1:30-5pm and during that time, the nurse didn't detect 1 contraction. My cervix was still closed and all the babies' heart rates were normal. The concern became my high blood pressure as that could be a sign of preeclampsia.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-eclampsia) Preeclampsia if severe enough would lead to delivery of the babies. They did labwork to test for it and also tested for protein in my urine...another sign. The labwork came back fine and I did not have any protein in my urine. We met with Dr. Lam and he said since the labs were fine and I didn't show any other signs of preeclampsia, I could come home. I do have to do a 24 hour urine collection...just a precautionary measure.

I am so grateful that this is only the first trip to the triage. Even the nurses commented on how well I was doing. Early on in the pregnancy, the Lord taught me a huge lesson about trusting Him. I admit sometimes I get distracted with all the why's, when's, how's, etc, but ultimately as a Christian, I have to come back to "He knows. This is His awesome plan and I just need to let Him work." So tonight I am praising Him for the news we received and for loving me. I pray for our babies and that His perfect will be done.

Love and blessings,
Kami

8 comments:

jag said...

I'm praising right along with you! I agree with you about trusting. Letting go of the reigns and giving up control to God is something I struggle with. I always want to know what's coming next. A quad pregnancy (especially one as unique as yours) is a great lesson in trusting God. I continue to be amazed by your progress, positive spirit, and unending faith! You’re doing great!

Moni Graf said...

The 1st trip to OB Triage is always scary with all of the unknowns. Keep up that faith and trust! Stressing won't help anything, but a positive outlook and attitude will go miles.

Hang in there, Kami....you have SO many people rooting for you and your little miracles.

Love,
Moni

Tracy said...

Well, PTL! Let's hope you keep on being that RARE case...all the way to D-day!

Tubre Quads said...

Oh girl, the great docs at Banner Good Sam just wanted to see you and the babies knew it! I had some monitoring sessions where I must have had the sensor on the worst spot possible because it would show lots of contractions, but when I would get there...nothing. I am praising the Lord right along with you and thanking him for more time in-utero for those babes. BTW - when are you going to be admitted? Have yall discussed further? I have some DVDs and books to keep you company when that happens.

Chin up sweetie...you are doing AMAZING!

Love you,
Jac

PS - totally a God thing - my word verification word is "stable". And that is what you are with 4 babies in your belly this far into the pregnancy...amazing!

Suzanne said...

i love what you said about trusting in God--that was the hardest lesson for me on bedrest with quads as well--giving it all over to God and trusting that He was in control of the entire situation. so humbling. Praise God for your "STABLE" status (as jac said)...hang in there and know that there are tons of people cheering you on every second of every day!! hugs from texas!

The Carlsons said...

praise God that it was an uneventful trip to ob triage. i think matria's monitoring is more sensitive than the hospital's (and i think that is what the hospital nurses/docs told me). i went in to triage last january too! you are my twin ;) !!

praying all goes well with your 24hr test (blech! :P ) and that the babies stay put for a very long time!!
-fellow quad mom of GGGG and a 4.5yo boy

M/J Granata said...

Hi Kami... it is Julie (Rylee's Julie). I wanted to let you and Nick know that I have been following your blog for a while and that I have been praying for all of you... especially you and the babies! Please know that I will continue thinking about you through this journey as God unfolds such beauty and love through His miracles of life! Much Love, Julie Grashoff Granata

waiting said...

Praying continually for you and the babies! Can't believe that today is week 26 for you and Tuesday is week 30 for me. Dr. Futayyeh is taking the baby at 38 1/2-39 weeks, so that gives me 8 1/2-9 weeks left! Yikes! Only a few more weeks for you. We miss you and love you!
Amy

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